Dogs in Hot Weather

PLEASE think of and for your dog: keep them cool. They wear fur coats 24/7! *Let your dog lie in shade under trees on cool ground or on a tiled floor indoors. *Hose him off and let him cool or soak in a paddling pool filled with cold water (it will heat up if it’s […]

Why Does My Dog: Seem reluctant to go out walking on lead?

Q            Alfie, my collie, seems to be reluctant to go out walking on lead now. He’s 5 years old and used to get really excited when it was time to go for our regular walks. I take him out for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. We used to go […]

Why Does My Dog: Pull on the Lead?

Q            My dog pulls on the lead; it’s always tight when we’re out on the walk. It’s as if I’m not there, because he takes no notice of whatever I tell him. Even if I stop I’m hindering his progress to wherever we’re going and sometimes it’s such an awful experience I wonder why I […]